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Genesis 38:17

    Genesis 38:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said, I will send you a kid from the flock. And she said, Will you give me a pledge, till you send it?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said, I will send thee a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, I will give you a young goat from the flock. And she said, What will you give me as a sign till you send it?

    Webster's Revision

    And he said, I will send thee a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?

    World English Bible

    He said, "I will send you a young goat from the flock." She said, "Will you give me a pledge, until you send it?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said, I will send thee a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 38:17

    Wilt thou give me a pledge till thou send it? - The word ערבון erabon signifies an earnest of something promised, a part of the price agreed for between a buyer and seller, by giving and receiving of which the bargain was ratified; or a deposit, which was to be restored when the thing promised should be given. St. Paul uses the same word in Greek letters, αρῥαβων, 2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:14. From the use of the term in this history we may at once see what the apostle means by the Holy Spirit being the Earnest, αρῥαβων, of the promised inheritance; viz., a security given in hand for the fulfillment of all God's promises relative to grace and eternal life. We may learn from this that eternal life will be given in the great day to all who can produce this erabon or pledge. He who has the earnest of the Spirit then in his heart shall not only be saved from death, but have that eternal life of which it is the pledge and the evidence. What the pledge given by Judah was, see on Genesis 38:25 (note).